Christopher Hillard

Recent Articles

Milwaukee Architecture: 10 Examples of The Classical Style
Milwaukee Architecture

10 Examples of The Classical Style

Where to find the best examples of classical style in town.

Milwaukee Architecture: A City of Theaters
Milwaukee Architecture

A City of Theaters

Since the 19th century’s German language playhouses, the city has built and renovated countless facilities for theater.

Milwaukee Architecture: The Rise of Suburban Style Homes
Milwaukee Architecture

The Rise of Suburban Style Homes

A variety of Postwar architecture is on display in Milwaukee, as is the counter-revolution of New Urbanist development.

Milwaukee Architecture: The First 100 Years of City Homes
Milwaukee Architecture

The First 100 Years of City Homes

From the 1840s until World War II, Milwaukee built an interesting variety of homes, many still standing.

Milwaukee Architecture: How Brutalism Changed the City
Milwaukee Architecture

How Brutalism Changed the City

From grain elevators to art centers to university buildings, the impact of this bold 20th Century style can be seen in Milwaukee.

Milwaukee Architecture: The Cream City’s Classic Churches
Milwaukee Architecture

The Cream City’s Classic Churches

Nothing better exemplifies the city’s architectural history than its cream brick churches.

Milwaukee Architecture: How Art Deco Changed the City
Milwaukee Architecture

How Art Deco Changed the City

Even today, it remains the style that best epitomizes American urbanity.

Milwaukee Architecture: The Enduring Luster Of Lustron Homes
Milwaukee Architecture

The Enduring Luster Of Lustron Homes

The porcelain and steel homes were the essence of Post-WWII prosperity, and Milwaukee has 15 of them.

Milwaukee Architecture: The Legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright
Milwaukee Architecture

The Legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright

His impact on Milwaukee, and connection to other architects and cities. First of a series.